By James Monti
This incomparable quantity provides a complete exploration and clarification of medieval liturgical celebrations. The reverent prayers, hymns and rubrics utilized in the center a long time are defined intimately and interpreted in the course of the observation of students from a similar period of time, the period that's often referred to as the "Age of Faith".
Collected here's a wide variety of ceremonies, encompassing the seven sacraments, the main feasts of the liturgical yr (such as Christmas, Easter, and Corpus Christi), and unique liturgical rites (from the coronation of the pope to the blessing of expectant mothers). The sacred celebrations were drawn from international locations throughout western and principal Europe-from Portugal to Poland-but specific consciousness has been given to liturgical texts of medieval Spain, which beforehand have bought fairly little realization from scholars.
Historian James Monti has performed exhaustive examine on medieval liturgical manuscripts, early published missals, and the writings of medieval liturgists and theologians in order that the treasures they include can motivate a feeling of the sacred in destiny generations of Catholics.
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A Sense of the Sacred: Roman Catholic Worship in the Middle Ages by James Monti